The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday.
Shehu stated that the Director-General, Malam Lawal Daura just finished briefing the President Muhammadu Buhari on the development this morning.
According to Shehu, “The release of the girls, in a limited number is the outcome of negotiations between the administration and the the Boko Haram brokered by the International Red Cross and the Swiss government.”
The presidential aide said the negotiations would continue.
He said Buhari welcomed the release of the girls but cautioned Nigerians to be mindful of the fact that more than 30,000 fellow citizens were killed via terrorism.
He said the DSS boss wanted the girls to have some rest, “with all of them very tired coming out of the process before he hands them over to the Vice President,Professor Yemi Osinbajo.”
Shehu also stated: “The President takes off shortly on a trip to Germany for a state visit.
“The names of the released girls follows shortly .”